Instructables
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June 6 is Gardening Exercise Day!

"Everyone knows gardening is therapeutic.  It's good for the mind, body, and soul. Gardening Exercise Day gives us an opportunity to go out and burn off calories and have fun doing it. National Gardening Exercise Day is intended to recognize the important physical health benefits of gardening.

In reality, gardening is exercise. Experts say the various activities and tasks of gardening ultimately uses all of the major muscle groups. In addition, strenuous gardening activities such as raking, hoeing, and digging is both aerobic and muscle strengthening.

Take time today to celebrate one of America's favorite hobbies. Go out and exercise with, and among, your plants."

- quoted from the interwebs.


In celebration, I made a dumbell planter in 123D Design.  Enjoy.

Step 1: Start with the base.

Picture of Start with the base.
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I started with a circle - 7.5" in diameter.  At the top, click the little pencil (Sketch) and click the circle.  Click in the drawing area and click to make the center point.  Click again toset the diameter.

Then you can extrude it to whatever height you want.  Under the Construct menu, click the first button, Extrude.  Then select the circle you drew.  That will allow you to give the circle some height.  I chose 4.5" to give the planter some depth.  And it looks heavy.
 
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A holiday I never knew existed.... yay!